The San Francisco Giants came into Chase Field to take on the Diamondbacks after winning their last 2 of 3 games. But tonight, they ran into a bullpen that was looking to prove where they stand in the majors.
The Diamondbacks would shut out the Giants tonight by the score of 7-0. The pitching staff would strike out a total of nine Giants during the game, led by starting pitcher Merrill Kelly who had six.
Yoshihisa Hirano would come in to the game with the bases loaded and only one out in the sixth inning, and he would strike out the last two in the inning to keep the Giants off the score board.
As far as the Diamondbacks offense goes, the two through five batters of Escobar, Peralta, Jones, and Marte would go 7-16 and would account for all seven runs batted in. Escobar led the Diamondbacks with three RBI’s on a bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Escobar’s triple was his third of the season. Adam Jones hit his 12th double, Flores would hit his 8th, and Marte would hit his 9th. As far as home runs go, David Peralta would hit the only homer for the Diamondbacks to left-center field in the bottom of the fourth inning.
The Giants and the Diamondbacks will face off again tomorrow for game two of the three game series. Zack Godley (1-3) will face off against Madison Bumgarner (2-4) for the Giants. Arizona has now won two straight, and three of their last four. The Giants have lost two of four and five of their last seven.